From Lysander to Lightning: Teddy Petter, Aircraft Designer

From Lysander to Lightning: Teddy Petter, Aircraft Designer

by Glyn Davies
     
 

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The Lysander, Canberra, Lightning, and Folland Gnat are massive names in the world of aviation, but not so their designer, "Teddy" Petter. Only three aspects bound together these top-class aircraft: they were each radical, all successful in Britain and overseas, and were all born of the genius of Teddy Petter. This book tells the story of Petter’s life and…  See more details below

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The Lysander, Canberra, Lightning, and Folland Gnat are massive names in the world of aviation, but not so their designer, "Teddy" Petter. Only three aspects bound together these top-class aircraft: they were each radical, all successful in Britain and overseas, and were all born of the genius of Teddy Petter. This book tells the story of Petter’s life and family, from his ability to inspire loyalty in his teams, to his tendencies, to his eccentricities, right down to his retirement to a religious commune in France. Here Davies not only explores his life, but also expands on the nature of his remarkable aircraft, and why they were so legendary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752492117
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
09/01/2014
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Glyn Davies is a former head of the department of aeronautics and Pro-Rector of the Imperial College in London.

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